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-stakes game of cken that we have seen over issues the last several big issues like this. i think people are concerned. both sides have very nationalist positions and are different to get a part. i think perhaps the american eople would be interested to know how much progress both say was made during the talks before they broke down and how it will be difficult to get over the final vote several yards and create a deal over this. >> tell us about the show sunday? take this opportunity, given the holiday weekend, centering around the freedom of this country, the birth of this country, and look at the constitution and rolled down. debate, the debt ceiling, the rise of the tea party has brought the center ason front and a real guideline to how the republicans want to govern. i think that is a very interesting perspective and it is a real thing we want to boil n and look at. take all of these issues, taxes, government, were power, the first amendment, care, and see how the constitution was written, is an original document that cannot be changed with an absolute blueprint, or whether it was a
the house? is this a breakthrough we're looking for? >> there are a lot of questions there. there was a big flurry about that but now has died down. it does not look like it has -- like that one is the one that can pass. there was a big deal between president obama and speaker boehner. i'm told that is being revised. we will see. we have the drama as to when president obama -- whether president obama will agree to sign a short term -- whether it is by days -- agreement to raise the debt ceiling in case there is some deal to work out. there are incredible polls released detailing the mood of the country. they see their leaders grappling but not coming together on this big issue. you have the world still watching. of the market's still watching and you have the whole democracy thrown in. is allowing the bush tax cuts to expire raising taxes or not? >> the deadline is august 2nd. are we now close enough to that date that you think that on any given day, the market could break, there could be a herd mentality that causes major disruption in the market? ari we already at that risk point? >> it h
to sean o'keefe, the former nasa administrator who now heads eads. the company has big u.s. military contracts and plans to make those an even bigger percentage of the parent company's total revenue. thank you for joining us. you are a former secretary of the navy and former nasa administrator. you said to callou sean. i will go with mr. secretary. what a year you have had. you survive a tragic plane crash that took the lives of a beloved former mentor. your son survived. you survived. he also survived losing a big contract to boeing. eads is now setting new records for contracts. we want to talk about all of that. l's start with the final launch of the space shuttle atlantis. what are your thoughts? can the public sector takeover? >> this is been a remarkable event. it has a 30-year history of successful launches along with triumph and tragedy that goes along with the exploration agenda. it built the international space station. it could not have been built in assembled without the space shuttle. it was launched and successfully repaired several occasions. the hubble telescope gives
and his big circle holding hands and they were trying to find him with their feet. at least 30 minutes went by until they found the boy still under water. rescue workers arrived and took the child to the hospital. despite efforts to revive him he was declared dead. >> he had been in there too long. >> we have to watch them with the close. -- real close. >> police say he was out here with a family. they are still waiting to notify next of kin. searchers tell us that they did not notice any adult family members in the immediate vicinity. >> also tonight, the big cleanup after last night's wild weather. it came fast and furious and only affected a fraction of the area. plenty of people spend their holidays figuring out not just what to clean up but how to do it. it has left a lasting impression on some neighborhoods. jennifer is at one of the areas hardest hit by the storms. >> you are right. it made a mark. 4000 arlington residents without power. take a look at that tree. it is massive. the clean-up here has not even begun yet. in north arlington it will take days to clean up after a sto
this big, grand compromise, the president and and congressional leaders need to negotiate to raise that limit. they're demanding 2 trillion in spending cuts be made to give the president the increase he wants and democrats demanding any deal to cut spending like that has to include an increase in tax revenue. the big question, going into tonight's meeting is whether a smaller deficit reduction deal is possible. both sides are saying it can be done. failure to do it would lead to economic meltdown. >> jon, thank you very much. joining me to discuss the road ahead is the white house chief of staff bill daley. thank you very much for joining us. you've heard what jon said. you've seen what speaker boehner has done last night. what's your reaction to the deal being pulled right now? >> it's very unfortunate the speaker made the comments he has. the president is committed to solving this deficit possible for the future of america. he's looking forward to the meeting to play out his case. he's saying, it is time now to make the tough decisions. in this town, generally they kick the can.
>>> live and in hd, this is abc7 news at 6 on your side. >>> are big story will sound familiar. >> we are facing a major heat wave and temperatures are going nowhere but up. people were doing their best to deal with the warm temperatures. if you think it is hot today brace yourself. >> a look at where we are and where we are headed. >> today's heat is nothing compared to what we're going to get later this week. is that right? >> it is a little bit of a warm- up. temperatures will be excessive. i will give the the latest. check out our current temperatures. right around the 90-degree mark. humidity levels are up there as well. what is not quite so typical is the extended periods of high heat and humidity. oklahoma city, 100 degrees. the heat index is 115 in omaha. it feels like 113 in minneapolis. a couple of isolated showers later tonight and tomorrow. a lot more on this heat and a few minutes. >>> we are not the only ones locked in mother nature's oven. the scorching temperatures hit most of the midwest. 15 states are under heat advisories and warnings. nearly 40 states will s
big problems. >> and crew spent the evening canvassing our region. >> this intense heat has compounded matters for folks who live in the d.c. area. especially for some residents who were displaced after a fire in alexandria and dozens of residents who had been without water all day and night here in weekend. the heat has proved most difficult for people who have to work outdoors. fire in virginia, water in maryland to extremes but hampered by an intense tank life. >> -- by an intense heat wave. >> of firefighters are fighting more than just smoke and flames tonight. 115 pounds of gear, they found refuge inside this cooling bus. >> that is there to protect them. >> others visibly drained using water not only to douse the building but to quickly replenish. >> we have to rotate crews because they are only good for 10 or 15 minutes. >> during this scorcher displaced residents is worried about his mother's help. >> we have not had a drink but we will drink some gatorade inside. >> across the beltway, thousands of gallons of water have brushed onto georgia avenue in wheaton. >> when it is ho
expect increased timidity levels. then we will look for the big warmup. look at what is happening to the west of us. the magenta is excessive keep warnings. that is on the way by wednesday thursday, and friday. how hot would get to? my full forecast is just in a few minutes. >>> the president meets with the dali lama and sparks strong reaction from china's officials. >>> was it carmageddon? stay with us. those [ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card an started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> rupert murdoch is trying to contain the damage from a phone hacking scandal. the company ran an ad in seven british newspapers apologizing 41 of his tabloids hacking into the phones of victims. it has forced two of his top executives to resign.
tomorrow. >>> one big storm, three big problems. on 7, a tree comes down of a woman posing like. i just jumped out. >> or wild water put some drivers in danger. thousands lose power for hours. >> life team coverage from all the trouble spots. >> marion barry's son faces serious charges. outrage at the big changes over netflix. you might be surprised at what netflix says about it. live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00. >> as we begin tonight with one woman's terrifying ordeal at the of the storms. a tree came crashing down on her r coming inches away from killing her inside. tonight, the woman is talking about it. >> really an extraordinary story. out of this terrific with only bonds and bruises. have to tell you, this mother from maryland was driving right ofindustry during the peak storm this afternoon. >> seeing her car in this tow lot, is to see the horror of been.ould have treat branch out in my while i was driving. >> oh my goodness! >> all of a sudden, it was cracking. a storm toppled a massive tree limb. the lens crushed her car, a limb herhed right through windshield.
've been talking to do they share the white house's idea that this is the opportunity to do something big or more just despairing about what a mess this is? >> well, both of those things, if you like. there is a sense of dysfunction, there is a sense of paralysis, there's a sense of deep concern because, look, the united states is the world's most stable economy. the u.s. dollar is this is just politics, it's not, it's real oceanides to come to an agreement because what it does want to do is jeopardize its position as the world's most stable economy. i think certainly from outside the united states, that's what people are looking at. they're very concerned, even though the markets haven't sputtered or haven't been sent in to a total twitter, if you like at the moment, it might happen. because they're very concerned that this doesn't go right down to sort of the nail biting, last minute deadline. >> on sunday "this week" is a big news maker. >> yes, bill daly, president's chief of staff, we'll talk about the current negotiations and all about not just that, but the way the world is looking
water main break is causing some big problems in southeast d.c. and aden's main broke on south carolina avenue between kentucky and a 15th street. d.c. water says as many as 200 homes could be without service while their work to fix it. it could be 7:00 tonight before the repairs are finished. >>> if all the water heater is to blame for carbon monoxide issue that sent a dozen people to the hospital. this happen before 1:00 this morning in the 1200 block of first street in rockville. firefighters evacuated the building residence and took 11 of them to the hospital for treatment. >>> a fire heavily damaged an apartment building in the district. firefighters rescued nine people, from the three-story building on savannah st. se. it started in the first floor kitchen and was quickly brought under control although one family lost their home and two victims were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. >>> across the region we're finally getting a brief welcome break in the heat. steve rudin has the forecast. nice to see the temperature is not so close to 100. >> 89 degrees at reagan nation
. >> oh, yes, adorable. >>> later on one of the big holiday weekend movies "transformers 3." we sent one of our intrepid coworkers to go see it andnd ge movie fans' impressions for "insomniac theater." you know what? i kind of want to see this but i feel like i have to see it in 3d. carving out almost three hours. >> oh my goodness. >> i'm not sure i can justify it. >> i don't understand. it's just computer graphics everybody knows is not real. sort of like watching a cartoon, a really long cartoon. it's sort of lost on me. we'll have to hear what the feedback is. >> robots and buildings. >> like "steel magnolias" over and over for you, rig are probably be painful. >>> jurors in the casey anthony trial are spending this holiday deliberating behind closed doors. they must decide whether anthony murdered her 2-year-old daughter or whether the little girl died in a swimming pool accident. >> reporter: casey anthony broke down as prosecutors told the jury she suffocated her 2-year-old daughter with duct tape. prosecutors portrayed casey as a lying, selfish party girl who murdered her daughte
to detroit. 94 in atlanta. 85 here in the big apple. >>> well, here's a story that we usually don't hear from the middle east. a world record, in fact. >> pretty cool story. some 13,000 children steered clear of trouble in gaza to fly their kites at the same time. it all made for a pretty colorful show in the skies. >> the previous record of more than 10,000 flying kites at once was set earlier this year in china. so good for those kids. and congratulations. >> that is a cool scene out there. a little peace and a nice little event t d aorld record. >> and a world record to go with it. >> not bad. more "world news now" coming up after the break. you go next if you had a here would hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround., tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free overound information kit, that includes a video and full color brochure. dennis celorie: "it's by far the best chair i've ever owned." terri: "last year, 9 out of 10 people got the
. he came to do big things. >> it should be a very busy monday for the president. he is expected to hold a press conference in the morning and resumed negotiations with congressional leaders. >>> for instant updates log on to our website wjla.com. >>> fighter jets intercepted three planes this weekend for getting too close to camp david. the president was at the retreat when two of the incidents happened. kris van cleave is live with why the air space is so difficult to navigate. >> it is a short flight to camp david. take a look at this map. theyse gray areas off limits. up here is camp david. this circle, closed airspace. when the president is here, see how much bigger the area get? this is where the planes were this weekend. >> when you fly toward hagerstown, you have to be careful. >> before he took off for ocean city he was sure to double check the air space near camp david. >> mistakes happen, and there is a lot of restricted airspace and you have to stay on top of that. >> there have been mistakes this weekend. fighters were sent to escort three different planes of restric
celebrating outside. july 4th is one big party. >> it has special meaning in my family. i became a u.s. citizen 25 years ago on the fourth of july. >> and it's hot out there. take a look at the deep red. we're seeing blazing temperatures. it's going to continue on the fourth. more coming up in the show. >> and officials are rush to clean up a pipeline leak in the yellow river. >>> and monkey new, on t t loose, and going o o an adventue across new jersey. he's fine, he's just tranquil liezed. that's coming up as well. >>> we begin with the casey anthony trial. her fate could be in the hands of the jury later today. abc's yunji de nies where the closing arguments taking place this morning. good morning, yunji. wrt good morning, dan. it call comes down to this. each side has a chance to make their final arguments before jurors decide between life and death for this young woman. this is it after six long weeks, today is the today the lawyers present final arguments to the jury, arguments that determine casey anthony's future. >> jurors will probably find her responsible for the death of
that it was a big -- it was big ups for the president. >> we have got the same obligations. >> now, when the president wrapped up the town hall he said it was fun. they are boiling down the answers to the necessary 140 characters. you can go online to read those tweeds. reporting from the newsroom, abc7, jennifer donelan. >> for more, log on to our website at wjla.com. >>> of course the debt ceiling is also being talked about on capitol hill. top lawmakers will be meeting at the white house to try to hammer out a plan. they have just two weeks to come to a compromise, but it looks like talks have been progressing. they are looking to consider proposals to close tax loopholes. leon? >>> shutting down parts of the bw parkway today a man walked out of the woods near a construction site and attacked a speed camera truck. the suspect, a man believed to be in his sixties yet the van with a hammer and was also said to be carrying a shotgun and was yelling incoherently. the man slipped back into the woods. police are still searching for the suspect. >>> meanwhile people are continuing to react
on that situation. the other big story severe storms sweeping across the region. here is some video from the gaithersburg. we have crews in maryland and virginia to cover the story. >> blistering temperatures may lead to record heat tomorrow. >> it has been and evening and a night of some wild weather. let me take you back and show you that ferocious line. that is the one that came through chicago. there is another one forming out to our west. let's keep an eye on that. look at a lightning in just the last hour. everything is moving over to the eastern shore. that line is falling apart. meanwhile, there is the other batch that will be staying to our south. we could be looking at some more afternoon thunderstorms. here are the damage reports all away from western maryland and into the nearby suburbs. a number of reports of trees down. some very localized heavy rain. i will show you more of that when i join you. tomorrow is going to be a really hot one. >>> fire officials in montgomery county confirm a lightning strike caused this house fire. this was around the time -- at last check there
a live report coming up. >>> another big story. saved by inches. we believe with a terrifying ordeal during the height of the severe storm. in southeast a tree came crashing down on her car coming inches away from pinning her inside. we have the story you will see only on abc 7. >> saying her car in this tow lot, you could see the horror of what could have been. >> del in my car while i was driving. >> oh my god. >> she was driving on massachusetts avenue in southeast washington. a potent storm toppled a massive tree limb. it crushed her car. a shard crushed to the windshield, inches from a impaling this mother of two. >> i would have been dead. >> she somehow managed to scramble out of her ride it alive. >> we were crying. what's this stranger offered her shoulder. today, she finds comfort in her survival. the lasting trauma of this day. >> i just want to go home. >> ironically, some residents tell me they complain to the city a number of times about the tree and how far it was stretching out over the road. they say that city workers came out and proved a number of the branches, but
tax on alcohol goes up 3%. for more information, go to wjla.com. >>> the big holiday getaway is about to get under way. this year, the highways may not be the busiest. >> aaa says the number of holiday drivers will drop this year and a number of air travelers will increase. we go live to reagan national airport where travelers are already heading out this morning. >> that's right passengers traveling through the three area airports should brace for cross because aaa mid-atlantic says local air travel is up 22%. 784,000 dc/metro area drivers will travel by car, aaa says that is down by almost 3% from the same time last year. roads and highways should be a little less crowded even as drivers are enjoying lower gas prices. aaa says most americans will be staying close to home this year. the average distance travelled this week and will be about 573 miles which is down 7% compared to 2010. for those in the city, that will have much to look forward to. on the national mall, organizers are gearing up for the fireworks and a parade. the maryland transportation authority says it is crucial to
it a hate crime. >> and it was a big attraction to the u.s. women's soccer team was a big win to send them to the world cup finals. >> and big changes that could be ahead for casey anthony when she gets out of jail in four days. >> absolutely not taking the children out of their home. >> plus, should obese children be taken away from their parents for protection? a controversial topic drawing a lot of attention. woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting expensive. man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier w!t to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >> a new commentary in the country's leading medical journal is sparking a controversy among parents. >> it's as parents of extremely obese children should lose custody of their children. >> the question is whether they should lose custody for not controlling their child's weight. the child would be placed in foster care were the doctors believe they
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.is the parties are still far apart range of issues. >> one big hurdle -- e are not going to support tax increases. >> the white house is signaling willingness to slash spending. with republicans reach $4 trillion in cuts years, double the discussed.iously there, a push for more cuts in entitlement spending. social security is on the table as well. >> democrats, suck it ought. but the entitlement on the table. mixture at the end of the day, these programs still serve the public. >> just get it done. >> tax hikes are a part of any responsible package. >> it is very discouraging and like there isem that can beon reached. d that thesident sai staff and senior leaders will the weekend reconvening on sunday. the president wants a deal to to the hill by july 22. >>> there is a glimmer of good for the economy. the number of people signing up unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in seven weeks. 418,000 people signed up for unemployment neck -- last week. the unemployment rate is still stuck at 91%. >> there has been a major break investigation of fires in the district. police say maurice dews
to push to make the wealthy pay more. the big question, of course, will the plan be in place by next tuesday? we're following the debt -- the development and the dead showdown. >> a very it -- in the debt showdown. >> the president just announced he will be addressing the nation at 9:00 tonight to talk about this. we saw both sides put forward a new plan and then trashed the other plan. dealing in a degree on is that this is not a game. -- the only thing they did agree on is that this is not a game. >> it is proving costly and all consuming. >> the new gop plan would raise the borrowing limit by $1 trillion this year. even larger allowances next year but only if congress approves an additional $1.80 trillion in cuts. >> it is time to get serious about solving america's problems. i believe our plan is a good step in the right direction. >> democrats dried tea party members for driving the debate into unrealistic territory. they say we cannot keep having this argument. does anyone think it would be a good idea to do this all over again in six months? they have their own plan. $2.40 tri
crisis at a time when she is surging in the polls ahead one of the big favorites sarah palin. jonathan karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put bachmann in first place. >> republican primary vo
party troops. big vote on his plan today but, robin, that doesn't mean this crisis is any closer than being solved. >> far from it. >>> plus, a remarkable story of survival after a trip to a family reunion went terribly wrong, how one man hung on for help, used his socks to save his life. >> treaded water for 17 hours, unbelievable. also, alex trebek, what a strange story. now he is a crime fighter. a burglar broke into his hotel room. he decided to take her on. he hurt himself in the process. getting to the bottom of that story coming up. >>> right to the tropical storm taking aim at the gulf coast. sam is back with us in the studio and has been tracking the latest on don. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin, good morning, george. let's get to don and put it right in the circle of suspicion because last night, see, wait, wait, wait, go, go, go, okay, we're not going to get the circle. max, put the circle on it. it was a rainstorm that moved from cuba to cancun. there is where it is. it is a small storm capable of large fluctuations in strength. here's where the hurricane center
big, though the top house republican bailed out last night, saying, it's time for a smaller plan. the white house chief of staff said the president isn't giving up. >> he's not someone to walk away from a tough fight. this is very tough. no question about it. but he didn't come to this town to do little things. he came to do big things. >> reporter: how big? the president was willing to put social security considered a sacred cow to democrats, on the table. as well as major charges to the tax code. his plan would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. twice what republicans pose. here's the standoff. while republicans like the idea of cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from medicaid, medicare and social security, democrats don't. >> we do not support cuts in benefits. >> reporter: and republicans refuse the president's plan to cutting subsidies on oil and gas companies and closing tax loopholes for other businesses. >> to gege a big package would require a big tax increase. we think it's a terrible ideaea it's a job killer. >> reporter: so, republicans want to return to negotiating
before the country defaults on its debt? there's a big white house meeting today. >>> on the run, a stunning statement from the country's new secretary of defense. al qaeda's defeat is within reach. is america close to a victory over the terror network? >>> stolen life. kidnapped and held captive for 18 of her 31 years. jaycee dugard speaks exclusively to abc's diane sawyer about what it was like to be a prisoner, now, finally to be fre >> wow. i can walk into the next room and see my mom. wow, i can decide totoump in the car and go to the beach with the girls. wow. >> unbelievable. >> and, royal red carpet. it was the biggest night yet for the royal newlyweds of north america. hollywood's biggggt stars were out. but no surprise, it was kate who stole the show. we are live ininos angeles for will and kate's big hollywood moment. >> announcer: from abc news, this is a special edition of "good morning america," now, live from the belasco theater in los angeles, california, and new york city, weekend anchors bianna golodryga and dan harris. >> good morning, america, you're looking a
's county police said they have yet to make an arrest. >>> the big developments in the rape case that ties to continents. dominique strauss-kahn was released on bail. this comes as there are significant cold and the accuser's account to police. >> it was certainly a legal bombshells in court. for weeks he has been confined to a luxury manhattan loft. today, he is freed from house arrest. prosecutors are investigating holes in the story. he walked out of court a free on his own recognizance. he did not speak to reporters. >> we get to celebrate fort his family a bit of personal independence. >> he has been the focus of a pipe -- of a high-profile investigation when a hotel maid accused him of sexually assaulting her in his luxury hotel suite. >> substantial credibility issues. we are not moving to dismiss the case. >> the woman advocates making up a story of being gang raped and beaten in her homeland in order to enhance her application for asylum. the charges, including attempted rape are not being produced. >> are prosecutors will continue their investigation. >> the attorney for the alle
great news. giving parents choices. the big change is that on menus that participate in this program there will be meals with at least one combination of -- that has 600 calories or less and with that, the side dish will have to be 200 calories or less and looking at guideline, increase increased fruits and vegetable, lean protein, whole grains and low fat dairy. >> choices are good. options are good, but the difference, what's the real difference here? >> well, you know, that's the big question. there is a recent study out of yale and looked at 20 fast food chain, 3,000 different combinations of kids' food. only 27 of them met the kind of guidelines we're talking about here. the big issue is will they be promoting these healthy guidelines or be one item on the menu and kids are still going for the fries. >> kind of related is getting a lot of buzz. "the journal of the american medical association," a piece where harvard doctors are suggesting if you have a child that is really obese, that that child should be taken from their parents and put into foster care. what do you think about
for joining us. we appreciate you spending part of your holiday weekend with us. big business for retailers and restaurants that no halt to help you celebrate summmmer. coming up later in the show, pamela sorensen is here to talk about other places of making a buzz are right now in washington and jonathan allen from "politico." first, the business of the year and good food. if you have lived in washington for a long time, it is hard to believe that d.c. is one of the most exciting restaurants cities on the east coast. one restaurant is gting a lot of attention in chinatown. two others -- brandon skall of d.c. brau brewery and bill butcher of port city brewing in alexandria. you do not just play a chef on tv. tell us about your background. >> i have been cooking my whole life. i traveled around the east coast with some of the top chef in the country. i am working as an executive chef and that just opened my own place. >> looking at your biography in philadelphia and here, you build up your resonate wh many different kinds of cuisine. what made you decide to go back granma's food? >> i start
. the incredible story of a family who risked it all to chase their 24 karat dreams and came up big. how one stubborn couple started a modern gold rush. >>> and margarita master. it's the ultimate summertime indulgence. the perfect treat to beat the heat. but it didn't happen by accident. meet the man who invented this frozen miracle. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with er the cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city and terry moran in washington, this is "nightline," july 20th, 2011. >> good evening. well, it's not only hot, it's deadly hot. at least 22 people have died so far in the heat wave currently sweeping the country. and conditions will only get more dangerous in the coming days, forecasters say. factors such as relative humidity of more than 0% and little or no wind are making temperatures that are already high feel downright unbearable. here's abc's john donvan with a snapshot of our sizzling states. >> reporter: it's all over the map this heat. 106 degrees in wichita. 98 in milwaukee. oklahoma city, 106. 99 in chicago. and while it seems to be going n
like right now. it is interesting that after several days of tracking this air mass this big dome of high pressure that builds and tracks -- traps the heat underneath, now we are find -- finding the highest temperatures and heat index values on the east coast. air temperatures might be a degree or to higher tomorrow. the heat index may be up to four degrees higher tomorrow and the same on saturday. 105 in raleigh, 113 in washington. 106 at the korea. showers and storms, a few over the southwestern appellations. and that is really about it because this high-pressure ridge is so dominant. the air is so hot and humid and unstable we could see a pop-up thunderstorms tomorrow and begin sunday afternoon. for friday, sunny hot and humid straight through. it will be up to about 102. the heat index will make it feel about 118 degrees in many place. -- many places. by next weekend we could be in the mid 90's. if you go to wjla.com and stay on the homepage, you'll find this gallery of pictures. it is fun to watch and we encourage you to submit pictures as well. that is a pig cooling-off peri
tomorrow's big vote. outraged targeting an officer under arrest, and message from a family. a big problem. >> hundreds could lose their air-conditioning. >> this cnn anchor has a new job. >>> live and in hd, this is abc7 news at. >>> our breaking news comes in from the district or we have learned about two women had been stabbed. john gonzales is live on the scene. >> it appears a street fight turned a very violent in northeast d.c. tonight. a group of young women attacked another woman and started beating her. police got a call just after 9:00 tonight. when they arrived they found two women suffering from stab wounds. police still have the area closed off. pinel clothing and flip-flops are strewn across the sidewalk. we do know that one woman was transported to local hospital. the one other woman was treated at the scene. police have created a large perimeter tonight searching for the suspect including searching the parking lot of the home depot. we do understand that at least one young woman has been taken to local police station for questioning. she is not being called a suspect right
heat threatens a big area from texas to the midwest and all the way to the east coast. temperatures in some areas soared up to 125 degrees. it was too much to bear for dozens of baseball fans. one woman suffered from heat exhaustion at yesterday's minnesota twins doubleheader. she was among 50 fans who had to be treated after passing out and becoming dizzy in this incredible heat. >> stay cool, drink water, stay under the ac. >> we had a hot day here and a huge thunder and lightning storm afterwards. >> 20 states right now, incredibly hot. stay safe. >>> take a look at your weather now on this tuesday morning. heat warnings as we said, watches and advisories in 20 states from the rockies to the east coast. severe storms threaten a big area from minnesota to north carolina. off and on thunderstorms from eastern texas to pensacola and rainy in the pacific northwest and in the rockies. >> not so bad in sacramento and boysy. we're looking at about 80 there. 106 in phoenix. kansas city 94. dallas coming in at 98. 90s from new orleans to atlanta to new york. boston at 85. >>> this story h
)s, other big costs. jake tapper and jon karl have been tracking it. >> reporter: last night after their prime time addresses to house speaker john boehner was overheard saying he didn't sign up to go mano a mano with the president after the president called for congress to compromise. the president spoke sternly to the american people last night blaming house republicans, especially freshmen, for holding up a debt deal. >> the only reason this balanced approach isn't on its way to becoming law right now is because a significant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a different approach. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner responded that the president wants to continue his rampant spending. >> the president often said we need a balanced approach, which in washington means, we spend more and you pay more. >> reporter: right now there are two competing bills, to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit. a house one that likely cannot pass the senate and a senate one that cannot likely pass the house. both cut more than $1 trillion in spending and do not raise ta
. the young wizard is already bringing in big bucks. >> peggy bunker has details. >> topping america's money, more pressure on the white house. with no apparent progress on raising the debt limit, moody's may downgrade the country's top- notch credit rating, which could crash markets. fed chairman ben bernanke says the central bank is ready to step in if the economy gets weaker but he told a house committee that he does expect the economy to strengthen this year and no fed moves are imminent. the final average body movemen -- a final harry potter movie has sold $32 million in tickets. there's trouble brewing in minnesota for beer drinkers thanks to the government shutdown there. miller agreements have expired, so they may have to remove their brand from store shelves. >> folks are not going to be happy about that with a big game coming up. how many beer drinkers do you think what women's world cup soccer? >> i don't know. >>> today is going to be one of those days when you walk out the door and you feel so good. it's going to feel great later this afternoon. a big change compared with yester
but only after a big budget cuts, a spending cap, and the adoption of a balanced budget amendment. president obama says that he will veto that bill. >>> the loudoun county board of supervisors today is expected to vote on a plan that could lower the costs of the dulles rail project. the proposal by the u.s. transportation secretary would require the airports authority to reverse its decision and support an above-ground station. it would also require loudoun and fairfax counties to assume millions of dollars in those costs. >>> 5:05 on this tuesday. the guardian angels are taking action. >> today they will be along the metropolitan branch trail beginning today. this comes after a robbery since may. the group will join stepped up police trails in that area. critics stepped up police patrols. the you see someone suspicious, keep your distance and then contact police. >>> 7 is on your side with confirmation of a new type of crash avoidance system to reduce low speed rear end crashes. the highway loss data institute released a new study that looked at 2010 volvo's outfitted with a cras
. >> you would have to be insane not to come to the concert. >> there are big names on taft including -- tap including jordin sparks and josh broban. ♪ -- josh groban. ♪ emmy-award winner jimmy smits will host for the third time. he says that is about much more than just the show. >> when you see young people come from places people who have come to keep these things potent in mind -- >> a lot of people aren't expected to show -- are expected to show. there are a lot of things you will need to know. a lot of rhode closures happening throughout the day on the national mall. -- road closures happening throughout the day on the national mall. the parade is at 11:45 this morning. there will be secure areas to go through. the list of what you can and cannot bring is on our website wjla.com. reporting live, brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >>> military families will join president obama and his family for a fourth of july celebration at the white house. the independence day celebration on the south lawn will include a barbecue concert and a good view of the fireworks. it is th
. >> reporter: gary wong, a san francisco native, was on his first big getaway after retirement. he says he can still hear the cries of his fishing companions. >> this guy was yelling for help, help me. oh, god. help me, help me. oh, god. the water is all the way up to his head. >> reporter: all 44 people on board thrust into pitch black ocean water forced to cling for life using whatever they could find. now all they can think about is finding their missing brother. >> we're not leaving until we find him. i mean, one way or another. >> reporter: new mexican navy and the u.s. coast guard will be back at it again today searching by boat and aircraft trying to find these missing seven men. george? >> okay, abbie, thanks. >>> the water is relatively warm and relatively calm right now. >> fingers crossed. >>> the waiting game has begun in the casey anthony trial. the jury began deliberating yesterday following two days of closing arguments that have been incredibly contentious. ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest this morning. good morning, ashleigh. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth
, and there has been renewed optimism about a big deal happening to reduce the deficit and raise the debt ceiling. but so n far nothing concrete. >>> it was a busy week for the markets stped short on tuesday. the dow up better than 200 points on hopes of a debt and deficit deal, the biggest one-day gain since december. the markets had another triple-digit gain on thursday. but the markets were down on friday. we're in the thick of earnings season, and most companies are coming in ahead of expectations. apple had a blowout quarter. intel beat expectations. so did microsoft and yahoo. but yahoo's outlook was weak. among financials, morgan stanley and wells fargo beat expectations. bank of america met estimates, ile goldman sachs did not. >>> and a big bang in housing starts for the month of june. they rose better than 14% from the month earlier, ahead of expectations. much of the surge coming from construction of apartment building. >>> american airlines has two aircraft makers flying high. american's planning to place the largest aircraft order in aviation history. it will buy 460 planes from boei
for the heat. some big changes on the way for of july weekend. >> we are heading into our of the year on average. our temperatures outside right now, what a wonderful way to end of june. are into the 70's. some folks are already into the in the shenandoah valley. get into the weekend, back the 90's. we have been hotter in june. how does this june rank? was it in the top 10 or top five hottest ever? >> are weather team has all of the details. the interactive seven-day interactive del mar of a speech forecast. .e have some new details police say that the woman that o her death from an upscale northwest hotel was bought a guest there. the 47-year-old fell 10 stories hotel.w witnesses called 911 after the woman climbed over a railing and d fell. an top lawmakers are demanding stunning airport security scare. s ofhe most basic element has been breached. >> a nigerian man is in police custody after flying cross- using somebody else's boarding pass. he boarded a flight from jfk to lax using a boarding pass for day and the wrong flight number. charged nalle with being a school play. coming up
. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> a big story beginning with a murder. >> how it happened, exclusive details. >> the debt showdown, or red -- are democrats willing to put social security on the table? 9/11 remembered. >> a beloved pets lost. the tragic accident that has families wanting to find credit. >> should you use custody of your children if they are obese? >>> live and in hd, this is abc7 news at 11, on your side. >>> we begin tonight with a major break in a 10-year-old murder case. the conviction of a fairfax county man who was on death row for about a decade was overturned. prosecutors argued that he hired owen barber. his family maintained that he was innocent. >> tuesday afternoon, she had what was likely a very emotional telephone call with her son. he has been on va.'s death row. she got to tell him that he has a chance to get his life back. >> it has been really hard. you have to keep the faith. >> joy can finally sit aside her outrage. he was wrongfully convicted in a murder for hire plot that sent him to death row. >> for him to live lik
:00. it will feature a panel of experts on medicare and social security. still to come, big sports hearing set for this week. we look at both of them. plus rumors are swirling. why the redskins say they remove seats from the fedex field. >> are you ready for the heat and humidity? how about heat index readings above 105 degrees? the fall forecast with a look a >> taking a look at the week ahead, the army psychiatrist charged in the mass shooting at fort hood will appear in court. major nadal hassan will appear on thursday. the arraignment will be his first court appearance since it was determined he would face the death penalty. he faces 13 counts of murder and 32 attempted murder charges for the rampage. the former head of the international monetary fund is expected to appear in court tomorrow. dominique strauss-kahn is accused of sexually assaulting a maid at a hotel in new york. he was released from house arrest earlier this month as prosecutors presented evidence questioning the credibility of the maid. the first presidential debate will be held solely through twitter on wednesday. the eve
that size. >> that would require big tax increases and it's a job killer as it is. >> he did not come to this town to do little things. he came to do big things. >> it should be a busy monday. the president will hold a press conference on monday morning and resume negotiations with congressional leaders. jay korff, abc 7 news. >for>> for updates log on to our web site, wjla.com. >>> following a developing story. above camp david, fighter jets intercepted three small planes on the weekend for flying too close to the presidential retreat. it does not appear that the incidents are linked. investigators believe the pilots were likely inexperienced or not from the area. >> if you get your pre-flight briefing and have your charts and everything, it should not happen. >> president obama was at camp david when two of the incidents happened. the fighter jets were dispatched because the small planes or out of radio communication. the planes landed without incident. >>> a crash killed a woman in haymarket, virginia, sunday afternoon on james madison high way. the dodge caravan collided wisps of
speaker boehner can round up enough votes to pass it and it may be too big for congress to deal with, with only a week left. >> and earlier tonight, i talked about these issues with politico. >> thanks so much for joining us. >> still no deal. >> no deal. >> where do we stand? >> both sides really can't agree on much of anything right now except for the fact that there needs to be some kind of deal at the end. otherwise the united states is going to default. >> it sounds like they're coming together a bit in terms of agreeing that they need to come up with a plan that does not increase government spending. >> right. >> which is new. >> right. and we're seeing john boehner come up with a plan that decreases spending by $1 trillion this year and then another couple trillion after in the years ahead, and then we're also seeing harry reid the, the senate democratic leader coming wup his own plan to decrease the spending. but there's still disagreement on what a final blueprint would look like. >> obama the president is getting just as muc
increased patrols throughout the city as well. >>> preparations continue on the national mall for the big fourth of july holiday. crews were busy setting up for the fireworks spectacular. people attending should remember to expect high security. bags will be checked at the entrance point. metro is running extra trains. the fireworks will start shortly after 9:00. >>> what will be whether be like? let's go to steve for a preview. >> we a little bit of everything on the way for the next 24 hours. we're watching a cool front develop. it is 92 x reagan national airport. look at the doppler radar. there is western maryland. this is where the isolated showers are beginning to pop up. i am confident most of the showers will remain to the west of the metro overnight. we will call for a few isolated showers. a cold front will arrive for the day tomorrow. there will be fine fireworks weather on the way for the fourth. we will talk about that and much more in a few minutes. >>> someone in the area as extra cash for holiday sales. the mega millions to geticket worth $107 million was sold locally. the
says a smaller package of about $2 trillion is more realistic. >> yes it's a big package will require big tax increases. it's a job killer. >> when asked whether or not he thought that they could reach a deal in the next 10 days, the president said "we have to." his press conference is scheduled for later this morning. reporting live on capitol hill, abc 7 news. >> thanks very much. jim moran wants to hear your ideas on how to reduce the national debt. the northern virginia democrat and the nonpartisan coalition are hosting an event in arlington tonight. participants will look at budget priorities and see how they will be affected by the various proposals. and it is 6:06. we have 73 degrees on this monday. >> and when "good morning washington" returns, albert haynesworth's sexual assault case heads back to court. we'll tell you what's next for the controversial redskins player. plus, safety concerns mount after the casey anthony verdict and sentencing. what's being done at the memorial to the florida mother's young daughter, caylee? >> but
booth t is too late if i ass the big deal before the deadline, officials aid the president would sign one short-term deal to get a one. bigger rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >>> next, a major portion of new york's 9/11 memorial is hosted place -- listed in place. >> and doug hill will tell us about the triple digit heat. that the nfl negotiations reached a crescendo and the next 48 hours are critical. houston, the national scramble to stay even in the national league east. hi, we're looking to save some money on our car insurance. great! at progressive, you can compare rates side by side, so you get the same coverage, often for less. wow! that is huge! [ disco playing ] and this is to remind you that you could save hundreds! yeah, that'll certainly stick with me. we'll take it. go, big money! i mean, go. it's your break, honey. same coverage, more savings. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> 10 years after the september attacks, a fire truck damaged the world trade is on display at the tional september 11 memorial and museum. it belonged to ladder company 3. 11 firefighters
.com and click on our weather page. >> another big story is the debt showdown. the vote could happen within minutes. there is a procedural vote on the way in the house right now. the president calls the latest bill a waste of time. meanwhile, john boehner scrambling again to get support for his reworked bill. there is little time left as you know just four full days until the nation goes into default. >> a lot of action going on right now. we are expecting a house vote any minute. democrats say that is not going to survive in the senate. the fighting continues. these are the president's tweet for the day. he has sent out almost 150 tweets. he is putting out the information to reach all of the republican representatives. he is imploring people to pressure them to get on board with the democratic plan. it shows you how intense this is getting. >> there are plenty of ways out of this mess. but we are almost out of time. >> insist in a deal is possible, the president used the bully pulpit to push a house plan -- to push the senate plan after the house plan is d 08. >> nevertheless the gop revis
, the national is the big choice. the biggest attraction is the fireworks show on monday. there will be 16 entrance points to the mall for attendees. security will be tight. metro will operate extra trains that night. the firebirds will begin shortly after 9:00. -- the fireworks will begin shortly after 9:00. >> here it is a look outside. pincher's -- temperatures are promising to be typical for the summer. >> it should feel like to live. -- july. temperatures are still around 90 degrees. first of all, if you are heading outside, and it will be a day when the weekend will be starting off sunny. very comfortable tomorrow. the humidity comes in with a vengeance as we get into sunday. sunday is the date where you have to keep an eye on the afternoon. there is nothing going around, nor will there be tonight or tomorrow. for all of the great fireworks displays that'll be fine. i will tell you all the details and a few minutes. >> you can check out our temperatures on the radar any time on line at wjla.com. >>> we are following some breaking news in northwest d.c. work crews are on the scene of
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